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CfP COMBEK @ OnTheMove 2009

From: Pieter De Leenheer <pdeleenh@vub.ac.be>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:24:03 +0200
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To: Pieter De Leenheer <pdeleenh@vub.ac.be>
Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMMUNITY-BASED EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE- 
INTENSIVE SYSTEMS (COMBEK'09)

co-located with OnTheMove Federated Conferences, Vilamoura, Portugal:  
November 1-6, 2009

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Website: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=172
Paper submission: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/submitpaper/combeksub/

WORKSHOP THEME

COMBEK seeks research that explores the essential aspect of adapting  
knowledge resources to their user communities, and vice versa, as a  
fundamental property of knowledge-intensive internet systems. Through  
a deep understanding of the real-time, community-based, evolution of  
ontologies, a knowledge-intensive system can be made operationally  
relevant and sustainable over long periods of time.

Basic principle of knowledge-intensive community systems is the co- 
evolution of (A) social interactions enabled by the community's  
design; (B) the open applications development designated to support  
them; and (C) the ontology patterns to enable semantic  
interoperability between these applications.

COMBEK hopes to innovate the science of ontology engineering and  
unlock the expected (and unavoidable) paradigm shift in knowledge- 
based and community-driven systems.  Such a paradigm would affect  
knowledge sharing and communication across diverse communities in  
business, industry, and society.  We are further convinced that being  
a part of the OnTheMove  conferences will turn a spotlight on the  
scientific issues addressed in COMBEK, making them visible and  
attractive to industry.

WORKSHOP GOALS
COMBEK is ready to transcend the current, narrow “ontology  
engineering” view on the change management of knowledge structures  
that is at the heart today’s knowledge-intensive systems. We will  
consider stakeholder communities as integral factors in the continuous  
evolution of the knowledge-intensive systems in which they  
collaborate. By bringing together researchers from different domains,  
COMBEK aims to advance research on a very broad spectrum of needs,  
opportunities, and solutions. COMBEK will be a forum for the  
discussion of next-generation knowledge-intensive systems and  
radically new approaches in knowledge evolution.



TOPICS OF INTEREST

COMBEK goes wider than current practice by accepting explorations of  
new and alternative approaches addressing one or more of the issues of  
co-evolution. Contributions may come from multiple relevant  
disciplines, including, but not limited to:
	• collaborative knowledge engineering
	• pragmatic web / pragmatic semantic unification
	• community-driven knowledge acquisition and sharing
	• ontology negotiation and argumentation
	• community-driven ontology evolution management
	• change impact analysis
	• lexical resources for ontology representation and disambiguation
	• context and ontologies
	• computer-mediated communication theories
	• community/communication modeling and discourse analysis
	• computer-supported cooperative work
	• human-computer confluence and interaction
	• social network analysis
	• community participation incentives
	• emergent semantics in communities
	• social tagging systems
	• learning ontology from folksonomies
	• applications and analysis of large online communities

COMBEK will provide a forum in which practitioners and researchers can  
meet, and exchange research and implementation ideas and results. It  
will give practitioners and researchers an opportunity to present  
their work and to take part in open discussions. Relevant topics  
include (but are not limited to) theoretical or empirical exploration  
and position papers on theory and method, as well as tool  
demonstrations, realistic case studies, and experience reports.


IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline: June 29, 2009
Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2009
Camera Ready Due: August 25, 2009
Registration Due: August 25, 2009
OTM Conferences: November 1 - 6, 2009

Paper submission: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/submitpaper/combeksub/

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Papers submitted to COMBEK must not have been accepted for publication  
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of  
the program committee, on the basis of originality, significance,  
technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in  
English, and may be either full papers or short papers, both of which  
may discuss industrial experience or academic research. Full papers  
should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references and appendices)  
and should not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format (see  
later). Short position papers are vision statements describing  
challenging future directions, critiquing research problems, and  
placing new research questions. Such submissions may be up to five  
pages in length and will also be peer-reviewed.

The paper submission site will be announced later. Meanwhile, you can  
contact Pieter De Leenheer (coordinates below) for further information.

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Pieter De Leenheer (primary contact)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel STARLab, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 BRUSSEL, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 629 37 50
Email: pdeleenh@vub.ac.be

Martin Hepp
E-Business and Web Science Research Group, Bundeswehr University,  
Germany

Amit Sheth
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA







Dr. Pieter De Leenheer

Semantics Technology & Applications Research Laboratory
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

T +32 2 629 37 50 | M +32 497 336 553 | F +32 2 629 38 19

Check out my blog: http://www.pieterdeleenheer.be



Dr. Pieter De Leenheer

Semantics Technology & Applications Research Laboratory
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

T +32 2 629 37 50 | M +32 497 336 553 | F +32 2 629 38 19

Check out my blog: http://www.pieterdeleenheer.be



Dr. Pieter De Leenheer

Semantics Technology & Applications Research Laboratory
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

T +32 2 629 37 50 | M +32 497 336 553 | F +32 2 629 38 19

Check out my blog: http://www.pieterdeleenheer.be
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